University of Huddersfield

History University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Studying history enables us to put ourselves and our society in perspective, understanding the connections and events that have led up to the world we now live in. Here at Huddersfield you’ll be able to engage with a range of approaches to history, and work with primary source materials in interesting and innovative ways.

  • History has a 94% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2018)

  • Our History modules cover a range of eras from medieval to modern times, and are geographically diverse allowing you to investigate the periods that fascinate and inspire you most

  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable real world experience. The 5-week work related project in Year 2 and the year-long optional placement after the second year could help open up your graduate employment prospects

  • Get creative with opportunities to design a marketing pitch for a historical film, or an interactive soundwalk

  • Opportunities to study abroad, explore our innovative award-winning archive at Heritage Quay ( and the newly opened Holocaust Learning and Exhibition Centre (

  • You could also join the Student History Society, and organise trips, debates and social events

Our course also gives you a range of skills that you can take out into the world of work - good communication and analytical skills, independent and team working, and problem solving.

Course details


Year 1
Core modules:
Early Medieval Europe: c500 - 1215
Twentieth Century Britain
The Modern World
Britons Abroad 1500-2000

Year 2
Core modules:
Work Related Project
Research Skills

Option modules:
Four options from a list which may include:
Holy Wars: The Age of Crusades
Reformation and Revolution
Hitler's Germany: Life and Death in the Third Reich
Hands on History: Voice Film and Material Culture
Modern India: from Raj to Independence C. 1860-1950
Digital Victorians
After the Black Death: Late Medieval Society
Medieval and Early Modern Warfare in England
Growing Up in the Past: Oral Histories of Childhood and Youth

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Option modules:
One option from a list which may include:
Dissertation (History in Practice)
Honours Level Project

Up to five options from a list which may include:
History and Myth: Writing and Re-writing the Middle Ages
Community and Identity in the Later Middle Ages
Henry's Empire
The Elizabethan Age
The Great War: Culture and Society
Britain on the Breadline
The Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance and Memory in Wartime France
Mindsets, Institutions and Madness
The Body and the City
Bloodlands: Historical Geography of Interwar East Central Europe
India’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’: The Making and Re-Making of the World’s Largest Democracy

Assessment method

The assessment of this module will be based on both written and practical work including examinations, essays, oral presentations, research analysis reports and portfolios.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in History.
A level BBB including a minimum grade B in History.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits including modules in History.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications, including Higher Level History at grade 6.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages -

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Placements - The nature and suitability of your work placement is decided in consultation with your tutors. You are responsible for making your own arrangements for any travel or incurred costs in relation to the placement module, or in relation to the optional placement year if you chose to undertake one as part of your degree. Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ( or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Course contact details

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School of Music, Humanities and Media - History

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